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How to supply a city with recycled heat
Recovered heat is the dominant source of heating throughout the City of Gothenburg.

The district heating system in Gothenburg supplies more than 80 % of the total heating demand. The district heating grid is supplied by a variety of sources, to the largest part surplus heat, recovered form industrial processes as power generation, refineries and waste incinera¬tion. Only a minor part of the energy mix is constituted of primary energy, and that is predominantly low quality biomass in the form of wood chips. Thus some 0,5 mtoe of primary energy is saved, and CO2 emissions from district heating are close to zero.
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Author: Göteborg
Published in: 2009
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  • English
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Free to use: Yes
Energy Subject:
  • Energy production
  • Space heating / cooling
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